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  • Benefit Checklist for Older Erie County Residents

    This checklist provides information on different benefits older Erie County residents can assess. Listing provides eligibility requirements as well as an explanation of the benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Department of Senior Services
  • A guide to emergency assistance, special grants and ongoing financial help

    This guide provides information on emergency assistance for utility bills, rent, shelter, security agreements, furniture, and pregnancy. It also has info on visitor allowances, housing for people with AIDS or HIV, restaurant allowances, help with camp fees, furniture and clothing replacement, home repairs, temporary assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

I am an immigrant (2)+

Fair hearings (1)+

Family Health Plus (2)+

  • What is Family Health Plus?

    Official state government website about Family Health Plus, which is subsidized health insurance for New Yorkers age 19-64 who have income or financial resources higher than Medicaid limits. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Family Health Plus Premium Assistance Program

    People who qualify for Family Health Plus can now get help paying the cost of health insurance they have through their employer. This program will help pay the cost of the premium and out-of-pocket costs like the deductible and copayments. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
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    Spanish / Español

Medicaid general Information (6)+

  • Medicaid

    Information about Medicaid including the most current income and financial resource eligibility levels, where to apply, how to get help applying, and how to request a fair hearing. NOTE that medicaid eligiblilty rules are complicated, and this is a basic overview. The rules are different for children under 21 and their parents than for seniors age 65+ and for people with disabilities, and also are different for people between 21-65 who are not disabled. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Three Changes in New York's Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program

    As of April 2008, Medicaid permits all beneficiaries to have more savings or financial resources. Also, the "Medicare Savings Program,"which pays the Medicare Part B monthly premium and sometimes other Medicare costs, no longer sets a limit on the amount of savings one may have to qualify. Also, Medicaid no longer requires drug and alcohol screening for people under 65. Content Detail

    By:
    Selfhelp Community Services
  • Medicaid Excess Income ("Spenddown" or "Surplus Income") Program

    Information on qualifying for Medicaid when your income exceeds the regular Medicaid limits, by applying your and your family's past or current medical expenses to offset the "excess income." Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Step-by-step guide to enrolling in the NYSARC Pooled SNT for Medicaid spend-down

    Enrolling in a supplemental needs trust can be a way to access Medicaid despite having a high "spend-down," or income over the Medicaid limits. This explains how to enroll in a pooled trust. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Medicaid Spend-down: NYC Medicaid Now Accepts FAXED Medical Bills

    Form and instructions for faxing in medical bills to meet the monthly "spend-down." Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • List of Pooled Trusts in NYS

    Enrolling in a supplemental needs trust can be a way to access Medicaid despite having a high "spend-down," or income over the Medicaid limits. This is a contact list of non-profit organizations that have pooled trusts. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

Medicaid eligibility (6)+

Medicaid home care and nursing home care (5)+

Other Medicaid programs (5)+

Medicaid managed care (3)+

More information (1)+

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